- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: November 20, 2000
Go inside the battered and broken air traffic control system for a look at what can be done to limit delays.
Every year, more and more people take to the air. Every year, a routing and guidance system with roots decades in the past becomes more overwhelmed and ineffective. The result is as problematic as it is predictable--the air travel system is in turmoil.
AIR TRAFFIC JAM goes into the control towers and onto the tarmac to get to the bottom of this mounting crisis, and see what can be done to alleviate it. Passengers share horror stories of being stranded on the ground for hours at a time, unable to take off or even taxi back to the terminal. Transportation experts detail the options available to solve the crisis, from expanding airports and building bigger planes to changing the rules governing flight schedules.
Candid testimony from FAA officials, air traffic controllers and pilots offers an inside view of an industry at a crossroads.